ISBN-10:
0198249764
ISBN-13:
9780198249764
Pub. Date:
02/11/1988
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Description of Nature: Niels Bohr and the Philosophy of Quantum Physics

Description of Nature: Niels Bohr and the Philosophy of Quantum Physics

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Overview

Niels Bohr, founding father of modern atomic physics and quantum theory, was as original a philosopher as he was a physicist. This study explores several dimensions of Bohr's vision: the formulation of quantum theory and the problems associated with its interpretation, the notions of complementarity and correspondence, the debates with Einstein about objectivity and realism, and his sense of the infinite harmony of nature. Honner focuses on Bohr's epistemological lesson, the conviction that all our description of nature is dependent on the words we use and the ways we can unambiguously use them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198249764
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/11/1988
Edition description: 2002 Reprint
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Jesuit Theological College, Parkville, Victoria

Table of Contents

1. Actors and Spectators
2. Quantum Theory and Its Interpretation
3. Bohr's Transcendental Philosophy
4. Bohr Contra Einstein
5. Bohr's Philosophy of Physics
6. Mysticism and the Secrets of Nature
7. Microphysics and Metaphysics

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